Background for those unfamiliar with the LGBT policy: On November 5, 2015, the LDS church instituted a policy regarding LGBT members and their children. Same-sex married couples are now labeled “apostates” and face mandatory church discipline, with...
er Restless Weaver by Ola Harrison It seems everyone in the LDS world is familiar with the hymn “Oh, My Father” by Eliza R. Snow. For Mormons, this hymn is unique in the sense that it both mentions Heavenly Mother and functions as a prayer in its own right: In the...
Creative Worship I can’t help but grimace whenever I hear someone say they’re dancing or shooting hoops for Jesus. It’s cruel. And I can’t help myself. I wish I could… Even when I firmly believe there is no purer form of worship than...
My earliest memories are of my mother singing. She is an excellent pianist and vocalist, and she loves playing and singing. She sang a wide range of songs, but many of them were church-related. She sang Primary songs, she sang hymns, and various solo arrangements for...
I was invited to attend a drum circle recently by a close friend. It was held in a suburban back yard in south Salt Lake valley. I’ve been to drum circles before, so I knew what to expect, but I’d never been to one like this. Drum circles are based on Native...
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LGBTQ Mormon Crisis
Two Printable handout for bishops and stake presidents that talks empirically about LGBTQ suicides:
“…we are asking our Church leaders to inquire of the Lord if the one year wait on the temple sealing can be changed…”
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King Jr.
These videos were created for Latter-day Saint parents and allies to voice their love for their LGBT brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. They want to give a message of comfort and support to other parents who are navigating the difficult conflicts that can arise in families around this issue.
“Cogito!” (“I think!”) follows the intellectual adventures of a recovering academic outside the walls of academia.
Quote of the Month
"It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt." (Fyodor Dostoevsky)